The Town of Denton

Denton Texas has small town appeal with Austin attitude.

The Denton Courthouse
By: J. Tekell

Denton Texas is located 35 miles North of Dallas. Based on the most recent census data, Denton boasts a population of over 113,000. It hosts two universities and a myriad of events.  The City of Denton is also a very eco friendly area with multiple parks, wildlife trails and fishing ponds.  For those interested in nightlife, clubs and dining, you will find a lot of hidden gems if you know just where to look.  This podcast will attempt to highlight these off the beaten path places and events.

A Little Denton History

Denton was founded in 1846 and incorporated in 1866.  The town got its namesake from a militia captain, preacher and lawyer by the name of John B. Denton. Not long after the town was incorporated, they opened their first University. The University of North Texas was established in 1890 and continues to thrive as a higher education institution.  Currently Denton plays host to two universities, the second of which is Texas Woman’s University. Initially a women only industrial arts college, they were forced to go co-ed in 1995 after a bitter battle with the board of regents.  However, TWU has accepted men in their graduate programs since 1972.

Beyond educational institutions, Denton supports and promotes local artists via The Greater Denton Arts Council (GDAC). The GDAC provides support to over 70,000 artists annually in Denton and the surrounding area. Throughout the year they hold gallery events, auctions and community cookouts.

A Photo Tour of Denton Texas 

Denton Water Tower
Photo by J. Tekell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Denton Water Tower is one of the tallest Denton Landmarks.

 

Fountain of UNT
Photo by J. Tekell

A stunning shot of the Fountains at the UNT campus.

 

The Denton Opera House adds a bit of class to the Denton Square.

Wine 2 on the Denton Square
Photo by J. Tekell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The voted the most Punk Rock wine bar in Denton.

Oak Street Draft House and Cocktail Parlor
Photo by J. Tekell

The Oak Street Draft House touts Denton’s very first beer garden.

Old Alton Bridge
Photo by J. Tekell

Denton has a rich history and an even richer subculture related to paranormal activity.  The Old Alton Bridge is said to be home of the spirit of the Goatman.